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Jill Davies, MS, CCGC


Jill Davies is a leader in the field of genomic healthcare. A board-certified genetic counselor for over 20 years, she has dedicated her career to reinventing access to genomic medicine for health systems, providers, payers and patients.

Jill’s passion for improving access to genomic medicine led her to found GeneMatters in 2016, a telehealth genetic counseling company. Jill led GeneMatters as its CEO until it merged with Genome Medical in 2021 and became Chief Executive Officer of Genome Medical in mid-2022.

At Genome Medical, Jill has brought together clinical leaders in the field of genomics alongside top business leadership and technology talent to reinvent genetics care. She has led the pioneering of a virtual care delivery model and is leading the development of clinical support solutions to put standard-of-care genetic and genomic medicine within reach of every individual who can benefit.

Prior to founding GeneMatters in 2016, Jill was Director of Genetics at the Medcan Clinic in Toronto where she was responsible for developing and delivering leading-edge clinical genomics programs. With over 20 years of experience in the genomics field, Jill has broad expertise across clinical services, telehealth, strategic planning, business development and leadership. She has a special interest in the role of genomics in primary care and preventive medicine as well as the use of technology to enable access to genomic information and services.


Driving New-Patient Growth and Expanding Downstream Service Opportunities with Virtual Genetic Services, Healthcare Innovation Fireside Chat, Telehealth & Virtual Care Day (2023)

How Alternative Service Delivery Models Can Help Address GC Shortage, Illumina Consumer & Healthcare Genomics Virtual Summit (2020)

Tools for Us by Us: Genetic Counselors Informing the Development of Technology for Our Profession, National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference (2019)

The Emerging Roles of Genetic Counselors as Consumers Embrace Healthy Genomic Screening, National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference (2019)

Unraveling the Human Genome: From DNA to Personalized Health, The Promise of Personalized Medicine Podcast (2023)

Selected Publications

Downstream clinical services resulting from cancer genetic counseling, National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference

Validation of a guidelines-based digital tool to assess the need for cancer genetic testing, National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference

To ask or not to ask? Data-driven decisions on history questions included in a digital tool to screen for need for cancer genetic testing, National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference

Scheduling patients via text messages is more effective than phone and saves GCA time, National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference

GCs become established in a new position in 4 months, as indicated by decreases in documentation time, National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference

Increasing scale and throughput of telehealth genetic counseling across the spectrum of reproductive care, while maintaining high patient satisfaction, American Society for Reproductive Medicine Virtual Congress

Genetic Counselors’ Experiences and Interest in Telegenetics and Remote Counseling, J Genet Counsel

The Personal Genome Project Canada: findings from whole genome sequences of the inaugural 56 participants, CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association Journal

Does personal genome testing drive service utilization in an adult preventive medicine clinic?, Journal of Community Genetics

Risk estimates for complex disorders: comparing personal genome testing and family history, Genetics in Medicine


Jill was named a 2018 recipient of the award: Top 20 Courageous Women in Minnesota Health Care by the Women’s Health Leadership Trust. She received this prestigious recognition because of her vision to found GeneMatters, to serve patients who need genetic counseling through telehealth. Her deep knowledge of genetics and health care led her to assemble a team of highly skilled information technology experts to build the powerful telehealth platform, and to build a team of experienced genetic counselors and healthcare business leaders.